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Senior Services

Outreach Nurse Home Visiting Program for Senior Adults

senior coupleSkilled Registered Nurses are available to visit with senior adults one-on-one in their home and provide physical and social assessments as well as education and counseling on senior needs. Visits are free for Johnson County residents who show proof of residency. No acute care services are provided. Call (913) 826-1241 or (913) 826-1232 to schedule a visit.

Services Provided

  • Physical/social assessments
  • Counseling on health conditions, home safety, community resources and caregiver support
  • Nurses monitor:
    • Health conditions such as COPD, diabetes and congestive heart failure
    • Client self-care
    • Medications
    • Nutrition
    • Safety

Outreach Nurse Home Visiting Program brochure

Blood Pressure Clinics

Monitoring and counseling clinics are available at various locations throughout the county.

Falls Awareness and Prevention Guide

Each year, one out of three Americans over age 65 falls. Falls are the leading cause of injury to seniors in the United States. Fortunately there are many things seniors can do to help prevent falls and maintain health and independence. Find out more from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Vaccines for Senior Adults

Immunizations are not just for children. Senior adults may be at risk for vaccine-preventable disease due to age, job, lifestyle, travel or health conditions. This fact sheet provides information on vaccines for senior adults.

Preparing for Emergencies

The likelihood that you and your family will recover from an emergency tomorrow often depends on the planning and preparation done today. Get ready now: Emergency Preparedness Tips for Seniors